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Omnicom's Lawyer: Inside the Publicis-Omnicom Merger
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision affirming a district court’s order dismissing a false advertising claim against GNC and Rite Aid relating to several supplement products containing glucosamine and chondroitin, as...more
On June 29, 2015, the CRTC announced that Porter Airlines Inc had agreed to pay $150,000 as part of an undertaking in respect of alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
CASL requires consent to send...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to focus on misleading and deceptive advertising and communication strategies adopted by businesses selling products and services as an enforcement priority....more
In Case You Missed It: FCC Adopts Significant Changes to TCPA Rules -
Last week, in TCPA Connect, our newsletter devoted to cases and developments surrounding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, we reported on the...more
A New Jersey federal court ruled that plaintiffs once again failed to demonstrate the ascertainability of a class of purchasers seeking to challenge “all natural” claims by the makers of Skinnygirl Margarita. Stewart v. Beam...more
For the first time since October 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued new rules clarifying the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). On June 18, 2015, the FCC held a public hearing to debate...more
“We have the best mobile app on the market!” “Subscribe now and win an Apple watch!” “Download our software and we guarantee an increase in your business within 30 days!” That all sounds quite wonderful, actually. Where do I...more
Companies should revisit their policies for influencer programs for compliance with the updated guidance.
Online advertising and promotion first attracted the attention of the Federal Trademark Commission (FTC) in 2009....more
For players in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and health care industries, it is common knowledge that manufacturers and distributors of FDA-regulated products are required to promote their products in compliance with the...more
In This Issue:
- FINRA Requests Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 2210 and Issues Additional FAQs
- FINRA’s Revised Sanction Guidelines
- A Uniform Fiduciary Duty Standard and the Structured Products...more
Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text...more
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once again demonstrated to businesses the wisdom of that old adage, “be careful what you ask for.” The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from...more
As more users spend more time on their mobile devices, advertising dollars are following. And the compliance regime that governs interest-based advertising (IBA) (formerly referred to as online behavioral advertising or OBA)...more
Need to find the best bankruptcy attorney to help you get your Fresh Start? Avvo.com, the lawyer rating site, provides a great way to compare attorneys. Avvo can be confusing, so I've put together this guide to the best use...more
On June 18, 2015, the FCC adopted stronger consumer protections against robocalls and spam texts. The new regulations are a response to hundreds of thousands of consumer complaints about robocalls. The new rules under the...more
Nedschroef Detroit Corp. v. Bemas Ents. LLC, Case No. 14-10095, 2015 WL 2453511 (E.D. Mich. May 22, 2015).
U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiff Nedschroef Detroit Corp...more
The FCC plans to fine AT&T Mobility $100M for misleading its customers about unlimited mobile data plans, alleging that AT&T severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans. Further, the agency is...more
Bankers care deeply about the communities they serve. I need look no further than recent CBE interviews or the good work in my own community funded by local banks or their employees. Stalwarts in community arts, fundraising...more
In a likely preview of an area subject to future regulation and enforcement, on June 4, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released results of a focus group study on reverse mortgage advertisements and also...more
The FTC, in recent staff statements, has sought to clarify advertisers’ and publishers’ obligations regarding native advertising and social media promotions, particularly regarding when and how to clarify to readers that a...more
CARU Stresses Out Over Claims for Spa Product -
The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was stressed out over implied claims made by The Maya Group for its Orbeez Body Spa.
The product consists of an...more
As online gaming companies compete for business, they are offering customers increasingly large incentives to play on their websites, often in the form of deposit bonuses. These deposit bonuses allow players to play with the...more
The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights...
Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more
Through prior posts (see here, here, and here), we have monitored the FCC’s somewhat perplexing distinction between calls and faxes in the context of analyzing direct and vicarious liability under the TCPA. Just two months...more
On March 19, 2015, Wilson Elser published “Michael Jordan Denied Summary Judgment on His Right of Publicity Claim against Illinois Grocer,” an Alert concerning a case in which Michael Jordan was denied summary judgment on his...more
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